§ On Clause 30 being put,
objected to it, as creating doubts as to the validity of marriages, and imposing difficulties in the way of establishing the legitimacy of children.
thought his hon. Friend misconceived the scope of the clause, the object of which was to confine the operation of the law (concerning invalid marriages) to as narrow a circle of cases as possible.
thought the present law as to annulling marriages very objectionable, but he did not think it possible to omit the clause. It might, however, be advantageously modified, and he would lend his assistance to improve it on bringing up the Report.
§ Clause agreed to.
§ The remaining clauses were also agreed to, and the House resumed.
§ Bill to be reported.